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  • Fool's Mate

    • Przeczytano 2211 razy
    • | Przeczytano 2211 razy

    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Czytaj więcej »

  • Ruy Lopez

    • Przeczytano 1773 razy
    • | Przeczytano 1773 razy

    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Czytaj więcej »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • Przeczytano 1561 razy
    • | Przeczytano 1561 razy

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Czytaj więcej »

  • Mathematics and chess

    • Przeczytano 1109 razy
    • | Przeczytano 1109 razy

    The number of possible chess positions after White’s first ply move is 20 (16 pawn moves and 4 knight moves).  There are 400 possible chess positions after two ply moves (first ply move for White followed by first ply move for Black).  Th... Czytaj więcej »

  • En passant

    • Przeczytano 823 razy
    • | Przeczytano 823 razy

    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square. En passant may only... Czytaj więcej »

  • The English Opening

    • Przeczytano 647 razy
    • | Przeczytano 647 razy

    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Czytaj więcej »

  • King's Gambit

    • Przeczytano 635 razy
    • | Przeczytano 635 razy

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  • Abbazia Defense

    • Przeczytano 552 razy
    • | Przeczytano 552 razy

    A King's Gambit Accepted variation (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5) (ECO classification - C36).  The name comes from a tournament, Abbazia 1912, in which all the games had to be a King's Gambit Accepted.  The event was won by Rudolf Spielmann,  Ab... Czytaj więcej »

  • Zugzwang

    • Przeczytano 462 razy
    • | Przeczytano 462 razy

    Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung", Zugzwang is a German word meaning "obligation to move".  The term is used for a position in which whoever has the move would obtain a worse result than if it were the opponent’s turn to play.  The term was first ... Czytaj więcej »

  • Chess

    • Przeczytano 341 razy
    • | Przeczytano 341 razy

    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... Czytaj więcej »